Glenn Hughes Featured in New Deep Purple Documentary
Glenn Hughes will be heavily featured in a newly announced documentary that chronicles the demise of Deep Purple in 1969. The documentary, called Gettin’ Tighter, is set for an early 2011 release date and a 3-minute official trailer has been put out as a sneak peek.
In the trailer, Hughes describes the difficulties he was facing during Deep Purple’s turbulent end. “I didn’t like the man I was becoming… but I couldn’t stop it.”
The break up happened during the infamous Mark IV line up of the band, which included Hughes, David Coverdale on vocals, Tommy Bolin on guitar, Ian Paice on drums and Jon Lord on keys. Lord is also interviewed for the film.
Hughes joined the band in 1973 after Roger Glover left, ending the Mark II phase of the group. Hughes never returned to the band for any of the subsequent reunions, but as of late has been focusing on his new band, Black Country Communion.